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Communist Era Bucharest Tour

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București, Romania
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Matching city landmarks to their significance in modern history can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Bucharest’s communist history on a private tour led by a local, and hear first-hand accounts of life under the Socialist Republic of Romania as you explore sights such as Revolution Square and the Palace of the Parliament. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a private tour
  • Gain first-hand insight into life in the Eastern Bloc from your guide
  • Select a morning or afternoon excursion to suit your schedule
  • Explore landmarks including Revolution Square and Parliament Palace
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located)
Private tour
Professional guide
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Manuc's Inn, Hanul lui Manuc, București 030167, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
Meet at your centrally located hotel or our meeting point, outside main enterance of Manucs Inn, 62 Strada Franceza, in the heart of the Old Centre.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Claires Bucharest Guided Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Frank S
, Oct. 2019
Splendid, information rich walking tour of Bucharest focusing on the Communist period. Alina, our guide was wonderful and covered a lot in 3 hours. Can recommend.
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Wonderful!
AshleyW6
, Oct. 2019
I didn’t realize I was booking a private tour and it was fabulous! Alina came to pick us up at the hotel and walked us around the city as she regaled us with stories of the communist regime. She was so knowledgeable and so attuned to any interests we might have. I very much enjoyed this tour and am so glad I decided to take part in it. It was a great learning experience but also allowed us the opportunity to see Bucharest on foot.
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A considered evaluation of Communist Romania.
sarahsR3989AH
, Sep. 2019
Alina was engaging and animated. She was so keen to tell how things really were; the good, the bad and the ugly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and leaned so much more about Romania's history and the deep complexities of Communist rule! We throughly recommend her!
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This tour was so much fun! Claire...
Kevin G
, Apr. 2018
This tour was so much fun! Claire was so knowledgeable and passionate about the tour, her country and the history of Romania. I have been to Bucharest four times and thought I knew the buildings but Claire pointed out the origins and the history of the building as well as life during the regime. I highly, highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in Romanian history! Claire is very easy to talk to and very open about her country. She presented facts not emotion in the tour. The tour was supposed to last 3 hours but we found ourselves talking on the streets for another half hour. It could have easily gone on. Go sign up and enjoy Claire's tour!
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Guide was wonderful, willing and...
dora
, Jan. 2018
Guide was wonderful, willing and knowledgeable and explained everything perfectly.
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We had a delightful morning...
Raphael S
, Dec. 2017
We had a delightful morning exploring Bucharest's communist past. Our guide was very animated, and gave us a new insight into life under communist rule. I learned a lot about the people of Bucharest during this dark time, as well as how Bucharest was irrevocably changed.
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This was a wonderful way to explore...
Beth M
, Dec. 2017
This was a wonderful way to explore the city and learn about the history of communism and what it was actually like from people to leave under this regime. We had a great experience.
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This was by far the most...
Peter M
, Sep. 2017
This was by far the most illuminating activity in Bucharest. Clare is a wonderful guide, warm and intelligent. She gave us a personal insight into her experience of Communist-era life, as a child and as an adolescent. She told us the positive and negative sides of the experience, for her and for her family. She is full of information, and tried hard to make sure we learnt and understood as much as possible. She encouraged us to ask any question, including personal ones. She met us at our hotel and dropped us back, and made last-minute adjustments to accommodate our interests regardless of the extra time.
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Tour very interesting and the person...
Fabrizio C
, Aug. 2017
Tour very interesting and the person that lead the tour is very knowledgeable and passionate about Romanian history. I did recently in the past also the Nazi tour in Munich so the Communist tour was the perfect match to live both the extreme far policies in the old Europe even if the Communist tour has much more recent history considering that the '89 is in the past but not so much.
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This was my favorite tour of the...
HowellL
, Aug. 2017
This was my favorite tour of the three that I did in Bucharest. My guide met me at my hostel, and we walked to numerous sites. She was amazing. Having grown up during Romania's Communist Era, she had personal stories to share along with the historical facts. The tour was supposed to last three hours, but we talked while walking for four and one half hours. She tries to understand herself the reasons for what happened during this time period, and she offers positive and negative perspectives about this time during Romania's history, I highly recommend that you take this tour if you are interested in learning from a local about this time period and about Romania today.
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